Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) is on the war path against President Trump, abusing his authority at the helm of the House Judiciary Committee to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt for following the law, and claiming a non-existent “constitutional crisis” is occurring within the Trump administration.
“We’ve talked for a long time about approaching a constitutional crisis. We are now in it,” Nadler said to reporters on Wednesday.
While Nadler likes to advertise himself as a steward of the public trust, his motivations to take Trump down may be far more self-serving than he is willing to admit considering their long-running feud going back to the 1990s.
In 1995, the New York Times reported that Rep. Nadler passed legislation helping Trump expand his real estate empire in Manhattan, unbeknownst to the clueless lawmaker:
A Congressman who opposes his Riverside South proposal, Representative Jerrold Nadler of the West Side, threw a Federal wrench right into the plan’s soft middle this week. So Mr. Trump says he is thrilled, contending that it will now be easier and cheaper to develop the project.
“Jerry Nadler fell right into my trap,” the adaptable builder said yesterday in an interview…
The plan was that if the highway was moved, Mr. Trump could build a waterfront park above it with direct access to the water, adjacent to his buildings. In return, the civic groups dropped their opposition to Riverside South, withdrew a potentially damaging lawsuit and made a pact to work with the often bedeviling Mr. Trump.
From the beginning, though, there was this problem: the stretch of the West Side Highway between 57th and 72d streets was so deteriorated that state and city authorities said it needed immediate repair. It had a $72 million federally financed renovation, completed in December. That, in turn, raised a question of whether government would deliberately tear down a newly revamped roadway and spend another pot of Federal money to move it a few yards away. Assuming the money was forthcoming…
Mr. Trump says he knew all along that the highway was staying right where it is, which, if true, means that he neutralized opposition to his plan four years ago by making a promise that he figured he would not have to keep…
At the same time, though, even as he expressed his great gratitude to Mr. Nadler, Mr. Trump could not contain his anger toward the Congressman, saying Mr. Nadler was “doing this for publicity” and accusing him of peddling “total nonsense.” Why the disaffection if Mr. Nadler did him such a favor? “Because it’s better for me, but it’s worse for the civics and the city,” Mr. Trump said.
“You know, this is an opportunity to get something done in New York,” he added, noting that the city’s fondness for turning developments that should take a few years to carry out into developments that span decades.
The feud only worsened from there, as Nadler grew more angry after being publicly bamboozled by Trump. Little did he know that getting outfoxed by Trump would come to define his entire career in public office.
Three years later, the President made a fool of Nadler yet again as Nadler was forced to vote ‘yes’ on legislation that would personally enrich Trump. The Observer reported in 1998:
Representative Jerrold Nadler may or may not have snarled his archenemy’s surname as he snapped his cell phone shut on May 22, but he certainly had good cause to toss a few choice epithets in the developer’s direction. Minutes later, the House of Representatives would vote on a $200-billion Federal transportation bill, and the Democratic Congressman for the Upper West Side had been preparing to cast a “Yea” when a frantic aide called with a disconcerting piece of news.
The aide was skimming through the voluminous bill’s fine print when he made a startling discovery. In the latest twist to a bitter and intensely personal feud between Mr. Nadler and Donald Trump, the developer and his allies had somehow smuggled into the bill $6 million in Federal funds for a key element of the Trump Place project, or the Mega-Development Formerly Known as Riverside South…
Mr. Trump and his supporters had won a substantial chunk of Federal change toward the mega-development-all without the knowledge of Mr. Nadler, whose district will be radically transformed by the mammoth project.
“Trump got $6 million in the dead of night when no one knew anything about it,” an enraged Mr. Nadler told The Observer . “The final agreement was reached at 3 in the morning.”
(Mr. Trump may have scored more than $6 million: According to supporters, the bill allots an additional $15 million toward future design costs; Mr. Nadler was uncertain of the total.)
Characteristically, Mr. Trump downplayed his victory. “There were so many people on our side, beyond Donald Trump, that it wasn’t really very hard,” Mr. Trump said. “The chips all seemed to fall right.”
Nadler, by grossly overreaching as House Judiciary Committee Chairman to keep the Russia collusion hoax going a little while longer, is yet again falling into another one of Trump’s traps.
In 1998, Rep.Jerry Nadler strongly opposed the release of the Starr Report on Bill Clinton. No information whatsoever would or could be legally released. But with the NO COLLUSION Mueller Report, which the Dems hate, he wants it all. NOTHING WILL EVER SATISFY THEM! @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 2, 2019
The belligerent leftist Congressman will be lucky to leave his privileged federal position with a single shred of dignity by the time President Trump is done with him.
‘Let Them Be Free!’: Marjorie Taylor Greene Urges Trump to Pardon Edward Snowden and Julian Assange for Exposing ‘the Crimes of Barack Obama and the Deep State’
This is what real conservative leadership is all about.
Soon-to-be Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia is joining a movement urging President Donald Trump to pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for opposing deep state corruption.
Greene made the declaration with a Twitter post on Thanksgiving night:
Each risked his life to expose the crimes of Barack Obama and the Deep State against the American people.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) November 27, 2020
Greene made the comment in reference to a renewed push from Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) for President Trump to pardon Snowden and Assange.
“Since you’re giving pardons to people, please consider pardoning those who, at great personal sacrifice, exposed the deception and criminality of those in the deep state,” the iconoclastic progressive lawmaker wrote in a tweet.
“Brave whistleblowers exposing lies & illegal actions in our government must be protected,” Gabbard wrote in a Twitter post accompanying a video recording earlier this year. “Join me and urge Congress: Pass my bipartisan legislation (HRes1162, HRes1175, HR8452) calling for charges against @snowden & Assange to be dropped & to reform the Espionage Act.”
Big League Politics has reported extensively on Greene’s bold approach that completely rejects the conventional wisdom of the Washington D.C. swamp on a wide variety of issues, particularly foreign policy:
New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez tried to get sassy on Twitter in light of the recent drama regarding election regularities taking place across the nation.
Due to this, President Donald Trump has not conceded the election and is waiting for the courts to settle any kind of irregularities at polling locations in key swing states. This obviously has Democrats and their media allies fuming over Trump’s steadfast devotion for the rule of law and election integrity.
One of the most outspoken critics of Trump’s decision to not concede has been AOC. She tweeted on November 10, 2020, “I hope people realize that the same Republicans who are refusing to acknowledge the results of our elections also champion disastrous foreign policy claiming they’re ‘bringing democracy’ to other nations.”
AOC’s comment was met with immediate backlash after incoming Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene offered her two cents on the matter. The new congresswoman for Georgia’s 4th District tweeted “You voted for @JoeBiden who voted for the Iraq War, which cost America trillions of dollars and thousands of lives.”
… Greene was specifically calling out AOC for her hypocritical behavior of voting for a candidate that was one of the most seasoned proponents of foreign adventuring and a big booster of the defense industry. Certain officials from defense contractors such as Raytheon CEO Gregory Hayes have stated that a Biden presidency would not entertain any form of defense cuts whatsoever. Biden is the consummate political insider and AOC’s support for him belies her marketing as an outsider.
Greene is showing how the Republican Party should be shifting with Trump at the helm. Greene’s rise represents a populist, anti-establishment GOP that rejects neocon usurpers like former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX).
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